Prevent Child Abuse NC Announces New Appointments to its Board of Directors

Prevent Child Abuse NC Announces New Appointments to its Board of Directors

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) announced the appointments of Stephen Dauchert, Beth Hunt, Shailaja Rajagopalan, and Somer Saunders to its 2021/2022 statewide board of directors. They join a team of 17 volunteer leaders dedicated to ensuring all North Carolina children thrive in safe, stable, nurturing relationships. Shailaja Rajagopalan of Morrisville is a Regulatory Due Diligence Lead at Credit Suisse Services LLC. She has over 18 years of management experience working across different industries in both the US and UK, primarily in the areas of risk and compliance, strategic planning, and operations. Rajagopalan earned her master’s degree in Electronic Systems...
Senator Sydney Batch & Representative Graig Meyer Presented with Legislative Award

Senator Sydney Batch & Representative Graig Meyer Presented with Legislative Award

Prevent Child Abuse NC Recognizes Two NC Legislators for Commitment to Children’s Issues Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) recently announced that Senator Sydney Batch of Wake County and Representative Graig Meyer of Caswell and Orange Counties are both recipients of the Legislative Leadership Award. The North Carolina General Assembly award honors members who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to children's issues and policies that support building safe, stable, and nurturing environments in our state. Senator Batch and Representative Meyer were honored for their dedication to building strong supports for North Carolina’s children and families through their tireless advocacy of paid...
Dr. Mandy Cohen Recognized For Commitment To Child Well-Being

Dr. Mandy Cohen Recognized For Commitment To Child Well-Being

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina Presents Donna Stone Memorial Award Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) recently announced Dr.  Mandy Cohen, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, is the recipient of its Donna Stone Memorial Award. The award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to supporting children and families across North Carolina. PCANC established the award in 1986 to honor Donna J. Stone, founder of Prevent Child Abuse America. Recipients embody Stone’s vision of utilizing community engagement, collaboration, and volunteerism to prevent child abuse and neglect. Cohen’s unwavering commitment to improving outcomes for...
Prevent Child Abuse NC Announces New Appointments to its Board of Directors

Prevent Child Abuse NC Announces Board Officers for Fiscal Year 2021-2022

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) announces the election of its fiscal year 2021-2022 executive officers: Michael Olander, board chair; Dee McDougal, board vice-chair; Carmen Hooker Odom, Secretary; and Zeke Bridges III, treasurer. The executive officers will lead a team of 17 statewide volunteer leaders dedicated to child well-being and family strengthening efforts across North Carolina. Michael Olander is the former President and CEO of the Apple Gold Group he founded in 1984, a franchisee of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bars, operating more than 130 Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar restaurants in NC, SC, GA, KY, IN, OK, and AR....
Positive Connections Play Vital Role in Building Safe, Stable, Nurturing Environments for North Carolina’s Children

Positive Connections Play Vital Role in Building Safe, Stable, Nurturing Environments for North Carolina’s Children

Date: March 31, 2021 Published by: NC Department of Health & Human Services and Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina Highlighting the importance of healthy, caring connections and the presence of protective factors in families and communities, Governor Roy Cooper declared April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in North Carolina. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) are recognizing the role all North Carolinians play in building caring connections, supportive environments and positive experiences for all children and families during Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. “April is a time to for North Carolina community...
GOVERNOR COOPER PROCLAIMS APRIL 2021 CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

GOVERNOR COOPER PROCLAIMS APRIL 2021 CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

Date published: March 25, 2021 April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time for communities to come together to build caring connections, supportive environments, and positive experiences for all children. We know child maltreatment is a preventable problem. All adults play a role in building the safe, stable, nurturing homes and environments needed for the healthy development of our future generation of parents, leaders, and community member. North Carolina’s future prosperity depends on it. Learn how you can be a connection for NC children and families during Child Abuse Prevention Month this April! Read the signed proclamation.